Bariatric journey: Week 14

Heeelllo there shiny quarantined people. Hope everyone is hanging in OK. This week I was able to add a second daily meal while removing another shake. I may have got a little overexcited with some pizza one day and then a quinoa bowl with halloumi cheese the next. Anyways… long story short, I ended up with a gallbladder attack. Seems like a case of a little too much fat in the diet too soon, according to my family doctor. So I’ve been MUCH more mindful of my fat portions since, and haven’t had the pain again. THANK BABY JESUS. Because while it was not as bad as my kidney stone two years ago, it came nearly as close as labour.

This week I was down 1.8 pounds, and have finally hit the teens! At 219.4 pounds, I’m down a total of 46.7 pounds. I’m still sleeping better, moving better, and overall feeling so much better.

I didn’t feel great at the start of the week, so took it easy on the workouts. I was able to get a couple in towards the end of the week though. The one left me in so much pain (in the best way) but was super sweaty and satisfying. Planning to get in 4 next week.

Next week I’m also adding in a third meal along with going down to just one shake for a final week. I was feeling anxious, but I took some time last night to make a few meal plans that I could mix and match to stay within my daily calories. Having a plan in place, using foods that I actually enjoy, is going to make the process a lot easier.

To add insult to injury, the clinic emailed on Thursday to say they’ve come up with a plan for participants to order the Optifast direct from Nestle, and that we’ll have to do our bloodwork on our own with phone follow-ups with the doctor.

I’m so mad that after all this, and figuring out how to transition to back to food on my own, they want us to go back to Optifast, for basically the transition period again. I’ve decided that I’m not doing it. I’m going to stick to what is continuing to work for me, and they’ll have to like it or love it, and that’s that. I feel like it would be far too much stress at this point to transition back onto the Optimist and then transition off again. I also feel like I’ve lost SO much weight anyways, that even if it slows down being on food 100%, I’m OK with that.

Anyways. I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing. Keep up with my self care, and continue washing my hands while staying home. Hope everyone has a very hoppy Easter! Until next week…

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